Forest Service Technical Engineer of the Year

It is easy to understand why Pikeville, Tennessee native Jason Anderson was nominated for and awarded the USDA Forest Service’s 2017 Technical Engineer of the Year. Anderson is the Southern Research Station’s assistant station engineer. He received the award for his accomplishments in implementing new engineering technologies and his development of long-term research infrastructure for invasive…  More 

SRS Supports Annual Minority Conference

Your mother always told you that manners were important. Students attending this year’s Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference connected with the USDA Forest Service and explored job opportunities. MANRRS is a non-profit organization that promotes academic advancement for students through professional development programs, partnerships, competitions, and career opportunities. The MANRRS…  More 

Middle School Students Edit New Natural Inquirer Issue

How do you make a publication for students great? You let students review the publication before it is final! Students at Owen Middle School in Swannanoa, NC became professional editors for a day when they took part in reviewing a U.S. Forest Service publication called Natural Inquirer. The students evaluated an issue called “Standing on the…  More 

Sabbaticals Bring Exciting Innovations to Forest Research

Three U.S. Forest Service scientists will be expanding on current research — or focusing on new or emerging research — as recipients of the SRS sabbatical program. The sabbaticals will give these researchers the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from around the world. “The sabbatical will afford each of the scientists an opportunity to be…  More 

Chief’s Award, International Honors, and Director’s Awards

USDA Forest Service Recognition SRS research hydrologist Ge Sun received one of the highest honors in the agency, the Forest Service Chief’s Honor Award. At a ceremony in December in Washington, DC, Sun received recognition for “Applying Knowledge Globally.” This award recognizes his research productivity, leadership, and partnerships that have furthered understanding of the relationships among…  More 

Hargrove Joins the Ranks of Distinguished Landscape Ecologists

U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Bill Hargrove has been named The U.S. International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) Distinguished Landscape Ecologist for 2017. This is the organization’s most prestigious award. Hargrove becomes the 25th recipient, and just the fourth U.S. Forest Service (USFS) scientist to be recognized as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist since US-IALE began the…  More 

Inaugural Green Line Meeting

On April 26, foresters, scientists, executives, and other personnel from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), National Forests of North Carolina, and the Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest in South Carolina, gathered in Asheville, NC for the inaugural Green Line meeting. The meeting was modeled after the State Line meetings, which provide state forestry…  More 

Recruiting the Next Generation of Leaders

On January 9 and 10, deans, department chairs, and career services coordinators from 12 southeastern universities gathered at the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) in Asheville, NC. They were joined by executives, researchers, foresters, human resources professionals, and others from SRS and the Southern Region. The purpose of the meeting was to share…  More 

Children Learn about Weather and Climate

A partnership between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station has led to the development of a second educational module for Cherokee youth. The first module focused on culturally significant plants, and was completed in 2015. The most recent module introduces children to climate, weather, and climate change.…  More 

Serra Hoagland’s Milestone Achievements

Serra Hoagland, biological scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in May with a Ph.D. in forestry. In addition to receiving her Ph.D., she received the honor of being the first Native American to receive a doctoral degree in forestry from NAU, and is only the third…  More